Today marks the official release of Retronauts' Holiday 2015 Extravaganza, and I couldn't be happier. What started as a 2011 experiment brought on by Too Much Freedom has since become our classic gaming podcast's annual tradition—one that you listeners seem to enjoy.
And since these holiday specials do a fine job of setting themselves up, allow me to cut to the chase. As has been the case with the last two years, for this episode, we decided to examine a piece of video game-related media that didn't quite do justice to the source material. So, if you'd like to do a little homework before hitting "play" on your pod-device, go ahead and Google "Sonic Christmas Blast"—you'll find its copyright holders are in no way invested in protecting these 18 minutes of crudely drawn animation. But if you'd prefer to order yourself a physical copy for some reason, you'll find that Amazon has plenty in stock for the princely sum of one cent. Just note that we at Retronauts are in no way responsible for the mental anguish this misguided Christmas special may cause.
This won't be our last episode of the year, but I'd still like to take a moment thank everyone who listened to and supported Retronauts during 2015. I think the show is only getting better, and your continued interest keeps us working hard on a project we're not putting together to make a real profit. I also think this year has hosted our most successful experiments, with plenty of solo episodes, unexpected topics, Micro mixtapes, and some comedic dabblings by me—some of which you'll hear in this very episode. And I'm especially excited about the episodes we've already recorded that you'll be listening to over the next three months. Since I won't have a chance to check in again until Jeremy posts his next episodes, here's hoping the rest of 2015 treats you well!
Joining us on this very special episode is Dave Rudden, who hosts the professional wrestling podcast Cheap Popcast on the on the Laser Time Network, Henry Gilbert, who hosts the comic book podcast Cape Crisis (also on Laser Time), and returning Retronaut Ray Barnholt, of SCROLL and No More Whoppers fame. As always, you can keep up with the latest Retronauts news via our Twitter and Facebook accounts, and check out some of our video content over on our YouTube page. And, in case you forgot, Retronauts is fully funded by our Patreon campaign, so if you can afford to donate even a dollar a month, please consider it! Every little bit really helps our cause.